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from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

The Rangers have been so close, going to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final last season. Do you go into this season now, at 33 years old, worrying that your window is closing despite being so close, and do you feel the pressure going up because of that?

"No. I'm just excited that we have a team that's up there fighting for it. For a few years it was definitely a goal, but it was a long stretch for us to really reach to that level. Now I feel we have the group to fight for it and to be there. If we play a certain way, play on top of our ability, we have a chance to win a lot of games. That's exciting. I try to see it that way instead of a closing window, because who knows how long we can keep this stretch going, how long we can keep the group together? There is no point in going there. Right now it's this year. The core is still here."

What perspective did you gain from having to sit out with your neck injury last season considering how scary the diagnosis was for you and what could have been, such as the potential for a stroke if you kept playing?

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